At The Tavern of Northfield Restaurant, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in The Tavern of Northfield Restaurant's beautiful outdoor seating area.
At The Tavern of Northfield Restaurant, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Formal attire is required so that you can look as nice as your meal does.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Through their catering service, The Tavern of Northfield Restaurant can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
The parking lot next to the restaurant offers quick and free parking, allowing drivers to park with ease.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Three meals a day are served at The Tavern of Northfield Restaurant, so you can choose to start your day or end your evening here.
Stop putting off the best meal of your year and come into The Tavern of Northfield Restaurant's restaurant for some good old American favorites!
So round up your friends and head over to The Tavern of Northfield Restaurant for a casual American meal.
Make your way over to the highly-rated The Tavern of Northfield Restaurant and taste your way through some great American dishes.
Treat yourself to good food and drink at Ole Cafe in Northfield.
Watching your diet? Stay on track at Ole Cafe, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Ole Cafe's private rooms are a great venue to host any occasion.
Loud is an understatement when it comes to the decibel levels at this restaurant, so it's best to save conversation for another location.
Leave the suit and tie at home — Ole Cafe is business casual all the way.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Ole Cafe also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
Free parking is available to Ole Cafe's diners that need it.
Ole Cafe is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Pig out on affordable fare that tastes like a million bucks
Ole Cafe serves top-notch dishes that dazzle diners without the extra dollars.
Major credit cards are accepted as a form of payment, so patrons are advised to charge responsibly.
Ole Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Craving finger food? Head to Contented Cow and chow down on classic pub fare.
Contented Cow also has options for those with gluten sensitivities.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Parents, bring your kids along to this restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Enjoy discounted food and drinks at Contented Cow's happy hour.
Not to be overlooked is Contented Cow's no-charge wifi.
Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Contented Cow.
Contented Cow will be able to accommodate your large party.
Tap your foot to Contented Cow's tunes — live performances are often showcased here.
You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy.
Your pooch is also welcome at the restaurant.
At Contented Cow, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Contented Cow's tasty dishes at your next party.
Park on the street for easy access to name.
Head on over to Contented Cow first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Contented Cow is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So when you want some amazing food to complement your drinks, Contented Cow will be there for you.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by B and L's Pizza's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
B and L's Pizza will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this pizzeria's menu.
The patio tables outside of B and L's Pizza are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to B and L's Pizza for a group meal.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than B and L's Pizza, so dress for comfort when you come.
Come in or stay home. This pizzeria's pickup and delivery options have you covered.
B and L's Pizza is a local eatery that serves up free parking.
Cyclists are in luck. B and L's Pizza provides bike parking.
B and L's Pizza provides morning, afternoon, and evening service, so you can easily find time to dine.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at B and L's Pizza. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to B and L's Pizza for a tasty pizza pie.
So gather up your friends and family and head on over to B and L's Pizza for a night filled with pizza and fun.
Sip on some of the freshest java in town at Hideaway Coffeehouse and Winebar.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Hideaway Coffeehouse and Winebar's gluten-free or low-fat items.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Hideaway Coffeehouse and Winebar.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
The dress code is strictly casual at Hideaway Coffeehouse and Winebar, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this coffee shop's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Hideaway Coffeehouse and Winebar's tasty dishes at your next party.
Convenient street parking is easy to find outside Hideaway Coffeehouse and Winebar.
Hideaway Coffeehouse and Winebar offers safe bike parking outside.
Brunch is the house specialty at Hideaway Coffeehouse and Winebar, though you can also stop by for lunch and dinner.
If you need a midday pick-me-up, you can count on the coffee from Hideaway Coffeehouse and Winebar to do the trick.
What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at Fireside Lounge.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Fireside Lounge caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Fireside Lounge's gorgeous patio.
Fireside Lounge's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Fireside Lounge cater for you.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.
A mid-priced establishment, Fireside Lounge offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
Spend your morning, afternoon, or evening at Fireside Lounge, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So when you need a tasty and satisfying meal, visit Fireside Lounge and munch on some American eats.
Make your way over to the highly-rated Fireside Lounge and taste your way through some great American dishes.
Every iconic food has an origin story—or two or three. For years, diehards have debated the origins of everything from the mai tai to the Coney-style hot dog. The Juicy Lucy (or is it Jucy Lucy?) is no exception. Two Minneapolis restaurants claim to have invented the city’s ubiquitous cheese-stuffed burger, but who’s telling the truth?
On the same street in South Minneapolis, you’ll find both “original” iterations of the Juicy Lucy. But before we get into the specific of which is the real Juicy Lucy, let’s talk about what that might look like. One thing’s for sure: with the Juicy Lucy, however you spell it, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Inside this famous burger, you’ll find melted, molten american cheese—and lots of it. If you don’t want a burned mouth, it’s generally a good idea to give it a minute before biting in. When you do take that first glorious bite, the gooey cheese will rush out and everything in your life will start to make vivid sense. Now that you’re up to speed on the anatomy of a Juicy Lucy, it’s time to meet the contenders.
Matt’s BarAt Matt’s, where it’s known as the Jucy Lucy, the legend begins sometime during the 1950s. According to lore, a customer walked in one day and requested a double cheeseburger—with one slight alteration. This wild and reckless man wanted his cheese in between the patties. The legend goes on to state that this rule-breaker then remarked, “That’s one juicy Lucy!” Thus, an iconic burger was born.
Or was it?5-8 ClubThe folks at another Minneapolis institution would beg to differ. At the 5-8 Club, where the standard spelling is embraced, the staff will vehemently argue that their Juicy Lucy is the first and most faithful iteration of the famous cheeseburger. So are they right? Well, they sort of have time on their side, but the details are a bit murky.
Opened in 1928, the 5-8 Club initially functioned as a speakeasy that served light fare. Sometime during the 1950s (sound familiar?), american cheese shimmied down off the patty and right into the midst of things, and the 5-8’s very own version of the Juicy Lucy was born. Since then, it’s been scarfed down by Adam Richman on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food and even made a bucket list of “50 Things to Do in the Twin Cities Before You Die.” In 2008, the cooks set the world record for creating the largest Juicy Lucy ever made—it comprised more than 80 pounds of beef and 30 pounds of american cheese.
The Winner Is … We may never know who was responsible for the first Juicy Lucy, but the cheese-stuffed burger has since become a staple at some of the best restaurants in Minneapolis, and that’s certainly something we can get behind. At times like these, it’s best not to think of things in terms of who’s right and who’s wrong. When it comes to the Juicy Lucy, pretty much everyone wins.
Photo: courtesy of the 5-8 Club's Facebook page
As many know in Saint Paul, restaurants aren’t necessarily the best place to find their favorite dish. Mention the word booya to someone from the St. Paul-East Metro region, and the wave of nostalgia is palpable as they remember neighborhood gatherings, playing games with their cousins and classmates, the grownups dancing, their uncles ladling fragrant stew into bowls and freezer containers.
Mention the word booya to anyone outside the area, even other Minnesotans, and you’ll likely get a confused high-five. The dish is so regional that many Minnesotans who aren’t from the St. Paul area have never heard of it.
You Won’t Find Booya at a RestaurantAs mentioned, you probably won’t find booya served at Minneapolis restaurants—unless, that is, there’s a special event. Also known as booyah, bouja, or other phonetic iterations, its roots, like those of many regional dishes, are murky. According to the most told tale, a schoolteacher organized a community picnic. To feed everyone, he gathered ingredients from neighborhood families for a traditional Belgian soup he called bouillon.
The word booya also refers to the gathering at which the booya is served. Usually a community event in the fall, such as a church or school fundraiser, some booyas have been running for decades.
But What Is Booya?At its most basic, it’s a thick soup or stew ostensibly of Belgian origins, per that schoolteacher. Its broth is made from pig bones. It usually includes pork, beef, and chicken, sometimes oxtail as well. Chopped veggies and beans are added.
The seasoning blend that each crew uses is heavily guarded. Longtime booya chefs cook from top-secret recipes that have been passed down from chef to chef, some for decades. Fans are known to wait ardently all year for their favorite booya, toting to-go containers so they can freeze some at home.
Never Too Many ChefsEven the crafting of the booya is a community endeavor. Neighbors donate ingredients, such as vegetables and meat, lend the cooking team tools and utensils, and most of all give their time to the dish’s creation.
A good booya can take up to three days to make—some even go for a week. As it’s meant to feed many mouths, it requires prep time for pounds of vegetables and meats and hours upon hours of stirring and simmering and stirring some more. It takes at least two people to pull it off; some booya chefs put together teams of sous chefs and simmer attendants to help with the work.
And then there are the pots. Booya is cooked and served in enormous batches, enough to feed hundreds, and therefore requires huge kettles to make sure it’s cooked properly. Some municipalities own their own set; the Highland neighborhood’s kettles are more than 50 years old and collectively simmer over 350 gallons of the stuff. Another crew’s pots are so big, they stir their booya with canoe paddles.
Where to Get ItIn the St. Paul areaHere are some traditional booyas that serve up a stew many residents say might be better than what’s served at the best restaurants in Minneapolis:Obb’s Sports Bar & Grill holds a booya in the fall plus one for New Year’s Eve.Even if you miss the yearly fall booya at the Church of St. Agnes, you can pick up some frozen at the church kitchen on Sundays.For a hearty breakfast, hit up Maplewood’s St. Jerome Catholic Church, where the ladles hit the pots at 7 a.m. for the fall festival.You have to act fast to get some of the Roseville Fire Department’s fall booya—they start serving at 11 a.m. and usually run out by 1 p.m.Out of StateAs booyas are also popular in Wisconsin (and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan), you can find the dish at these restaurants:Motor Bar, the café at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, serves a bowl of booya stew made with chicken and beef.Green Bay’s Kroll’s West Restaurant serves slow-cooked booya in a diner-style setting.Find chicken booya crafted by comfort-food specialists The Rite Place, also in Green Bay.